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TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Olympic organizers announced on Monday a competition to design the mascots for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and said elementary school students would vote for the winners.
(Reuters) - Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke's KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) UK Inc said on Monday its shares in the Premier League club were not for sale after media reports that the club's second-largest investor had made an offer to buy out Kroenke.
(Reuters) - German Alexander Zverev says he cannot rest on his laurels after beating Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open on Sunday and has set his sights on bigger titles in order to retain his place in the world's top 10.
(The Sports Xchange) - Avery Bradley's shot in the last second of Game Three touched every part of the rim before bouncing in, giving the Celtics an improbable 111-108 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's federal sports minister Greg Hunt has thrown his weight behind a push for a national lottery to boost funding for athletes and arrest the country's slide down the Olympic medals table.
SEOUL (Reuters) - World number 10 Jang Ha-na is rescinding her membership of the U.S. LPGA Tour and will return to South Korea to compete on the domestic women's golf circuit from next month, her agency Sportizen said on Monday.
(The Sports Xchange) - Lexi Thompson earned her first win of the year, shooting a 6-under-par 65 on Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia
(Reuters) - Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has received online threats directed at him and his family following a controversial injury to San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, according to a local media report.
(The Sports Xchange) - Goaltender Matt Murray picked up his second career postseason shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins thrashed Ottawa 7-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday, pushing the Senators to the brink of elimination.
(The Sports Xchange) - The San Antonio Spurs, on the brink of elimination, likely will be without star forward Kawhi Leonard for Monday night's Game Four of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, who lead the series 3-0.
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City and Liverpool claimed the last two Champions League qualifying spots with comfortable wins on Sunday that meant Arsene Wenger's Arsenal missed out on Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 20 years.
ROME (Reuters) - Elina Svitolina won the women's singles at the Italian Open final to claim her fourth title of the season on Sunday after her opponent Simona Halep sunk without trace in the final set.